Selective encryption like in BoxCryptor

As far as I can see this is not yet an option. Is there anywhere on the development roadmap?


No and it will be never implemented by design.

Cryptomator uses encrypted containers (“vault”). Everything which is put into the container is encrypted, everything outside is not. Additionally, the directory structure of the your data inside the container cannot be determined from the outside. At unlock the container is integrated into your OS as a virtual filesystem, such that inside the container is treated differnetly as the things outside.

Implementing selective encryption would, simply speaking, require to drill holes into the container or add several special cases inside the processing of the virtual filesystem to treat unencrypted files differently. This can affect the performance and the security and would require a lot of effort.

Thanks. That makes sense.

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